LNG Fuel Applications: Marine

Venue: Hotel Derek

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 31, 2011 End Date/Time: Aug 31, 2011
Registration Date: Aug 29, 2011
Early Registration Date: Aug 15, 2011
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The world's marine fleet of some 90,000 vessels burned 370 million tonnes of diesel last year, roughly double the amount of energy traded as LNG. Thus, prospects for marine fleets fueled by LNG have major implications for world LNG demand. During a recent Zeus seminar, a panel of specialists from DNV, Wärtsilä, and GE described how fuel savings coupled clean emissions are driving demand for LNG fuel. DNV for one predicts LNG will be the fuel of choice eventually. DNV’s CEO Henrik Madsen predicts the majority of owners will order ships that can operate on LNG by 2020.

Diesel, the last successful alternative fuel got its start after World War I in merchant marine where fuel consumption per unit was greatest. The same could occur now for LNG. The catalyst for this transition is the U.S. and Canadian government's decision to institute emission regulations that will challenge petroleum-fueled fleets. Already in Northern Europe, LNG is becoming commonplace for centrally fueled fleets, such as offshore workboats, ferries and short-sea transporters.

This seminar will examine LNG’s potential to gain a sustainable foothold in the marine sector, including how and where this is likely to unfold. Presentations will review current LNG-powered fleets, development activities, environmental regulations, and technological advancements.


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